Moscow’s claim about promises not to expand NATO unsubstantiated but revealing

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia – especially in its State-funded media – promotes the idea that the West – in exchange for Moscow’s willingness to accept the reunification of Germany – promised not to expand NATO to former Warsaw Treaty members. Core NATO members, for their part, insist More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, move U.S. Embassy

Fahwad al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : U.S. President Donald Trump plans on Wednesday to announce that the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Trial against Turkish academics a futile attempt to oppress dissent: Lehmann

nsnbc : The first hearings of 148 of the 1,128 academics in Turkey who are standing trial for having signed the so-called “Peace Declaration of Academics for Peace” and for allegedly being involved in More...

By Nicoletta Fagiolo On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

From the Arusha peace accords to the Arusha tribunal, silencing history 23 years down the line

Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : In October 2017 Rwanda recalled its ambassador to Paris when the French judge, charged with investigating i the shooting down of the plane that killed Rwandan and Burundian Presidents More...

Edward S. Herman, who wrote “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media” with Noam Chomsky.
By Nicoletta Fagiolo On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Edward S. Herman, Fourth power in the name of truth

Nicoletta Fagiolo (nsnbc) : Professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, public intellectual, political economist and medias specialist Edward S. Herman, most known for having More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Trump and Putin discussed importance of fighting terrorism and deescalation of conflicts

nsnbc : U.S. President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation that reportedly lasted more than one hour. Following the phone conversation the White More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Sloppy OPCW investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria discredits UN and permanent Security Council members

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Sloppy work by the joint OPCW-UN mechanism in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Syria on April 4, including an undocumented and broken chain of alleged evidence and condemnation More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Abe, LDP and Komeito won super-majority in Japan’s snap elections

nsnbc : Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) – Komeito Party coalition have won a super-majority in Sunday’s parliamentary – lower-house elections. In More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Iranian court converts death sentence for blashemy to unspecified number of years in jail

nsnbc : An Iranian court, on October 17, converted a death sentence for Soheil Arabi to an unspecified number of years behind bars. He was sentenced to hanging in August 2014 after allegedly defaming the prophet More...

By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Catalonia declared independence; Suspends it for talks with Francoesque Madrid

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont, Tuesday evening, made a formal declaration of independence from Spain to then have it suspended to allow talks with Madrid. The situation in Spain More...